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Title: Cyclic hardening in copper described in terms of combined monotonic and cyclic stress-strain curves

Hardening of polycrystalline copper subjected to tension-compression loading cycles in the plastic region is discussed with reference to changes in flow stress determined from equations describing dislocation glide. It is suggested that hardening is as a result of the accumulation of strain on a monotonic stress-strain curve. On initial loading, the behavior is monotonic. On stress reversal, a characteristic cyclic stress-strain curve is followed until the stress reaches a value in reverse loading corresponding to the maximum attained during the preceding half cycle. Thereafter, the monotonic path is followed until strain reversal occurs at completion of the half cycle. Repetition of the process results in cyclic hardening. Steady state cyclic behavior is reached when a stress associated with the monotonic stress-strain curve is reached which is equal to the stress associated with the cyclic stress-strain curve corresponding to the imposed strain amplitude.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (Univ. of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (South Africa). School of Mechanical Engineering)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6549453
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Acta Metallurgica et Materialia; (United States); Journal Volume: 43:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; COPPER; HARDENING; DISLOCATIONS; FLOW STRESS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; METALLURGICAL EFFECTS; MICROSTRUCTURE; CRYSTAL DEFECTS; CRYSTAL STRUCTURE; ELEMENTS; LINE DEFECTS; METALS; STRESSES; TRANSITION ELEMENTS 360103* -- Metals & Alloys-- Mechanical Properties